Award Date

1-1-1998

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

Communication Studies

First Committee Member

Richard Jensen

Number of Pages

106

Abstract

The Midwife and Birth of Conservatism in 1960 studies the rise of the dissident minority conservative faction of the Republican Party during the 1950s and early 1960s and its takeover of the Republican Party in 1964. Using established communication theories that define a social movement and a movement leader, the paper attempts to judge if the conservative movement and its leader, Barry Goldwater, can be viewed as, respectively, a full-fledged social movement and social movement leader. The thesis examines its subjects in a rhetorical and historical context by studying the rhetoric and historical events surrounding the ascension of the right and Goldwater's leadership position.

Keywords

Arizona; Ascendancy; Arizona; Barry; Birth; Conservatism; Goldwater; GOP; Midwife; Right

Controlled Subject

Rhetoric; Political science; Biography

File Format

pdf

File Size

2109.44 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/rin6-isp4


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